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Vigilance for action against 8 clerks in DTO office
Ludhiana, April 13
The Ludhiana Vigilance Bureau has recommended registration of a case under the Prevention of Corruption Act against eight clerks of the District Transport Office against whom credible evidence was found in a massive raid on Tuesday.

Farmers forced to harvest unripe crop
Machhiwara, April 13
The destruction caused by heavy hailstorm a few days ago in 63 villages, adjoining Machhiwara, has ruined most of the farmers of the area. They have now been forced to reap unripe wheat crop because of intense heat.

THE WATER IS COLD MAMMA THE WATER IS COLD MAMMA: A baby being given a dip in the sarovar by his mother on Baisakhi eve at Alamgir Sahib Gurdwara, near Ludhiana, on Sunday. Photo: Inderjit Verma


Sainiks protest against schools charging donations
Ludhiana, April 13
Activists of Shiv Sena (Bal Thackrey) took out a rally against some missionary and other schools in the city which have reportedly been demanding donations from the parents of the admission-seeking children. The activists alleged that the money was being reportedly misused by them.
Activists of Shiv Sena (Bal Thackrey) take out a protest rally against some schools asking for donations to admit children in Ludhiana on Sunday. IV
Activists of Shiv Sena take out a protest rally against some schools asking for donations to admit children
Stop fleecing parents, minister tells schools
Ludhiana, April 13
The Minister for Jails, Housing and Urban Development, Mr Malkiat Singh Birmi, today urged the managements of private schools to run their institutions strictly on professional lines with a motive to serve society by providing quality education at reasonable rates, so that ordinary people could afford to send their wards to such schools.
Dancing dolls: Students of Ryan International School present a dance at the annual day function held at Guru Nanak Dev Bhavan
Dancing dolls: Students of Ryan International School present a dance at the annual day function held at Guru Nanak Dev Bhavan, in Ludhiana on Saturday. — IV 

Briefcase stolen from car
Ludhiana, April 13
Some unidentified persons broke the windowpane of a car belonging to an LIC employee and ran away with a briefcase containing Rs 20,000 and some important documents from a parking area at the Bhadaur House market late last night.


Redress grievances, urge pensioners
Mandi Gobindgarh, April 13
The Congress government in the state has not only failed to fulfil the demands of the Pensioners' Welfare Association but also changed the mode of disbursement of pensions, which has resulted in the non-payment of pensions for the month of March. This was stated at a meeting by Mr Balwant Singh Sodhi, according to a press note issued by Mr Mahender Singh, press secretary of the association.

Give aid to ex-serviceman’s kin, govt urged
Ahmedgarh, April 13
The Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) has urged the Punjab Government to grant assistance to the family of Jagrup Singh, an ex-serviceman of Jogimajra village, who had reportedly died due to injuries caused during “rasta roko andolan” at Kup Da Tota on April 4, 1983.

‘Remember  Jallianwala martyrs’
Ludhiana, April 13
“Baisakhi is celebrated with great joy as wheat crop is harvested, but on the other hand, we forget the gruesome massacre of innocent people at Jallianwala Bagh which also was on Baisakhi in 1919. The innocent people who sacrificed their lives for the sake of their motherland ought to be remembered and this is very essential to safeguard our freedom.”

Plea to restore holidays
Ludhiana, April 13
The International Sant Samaj today urged the Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court to restore the holidays on the martyrdom days of Guru Arjan Dev and Guru Tegh Bahadur which have been cancelled from the calendar of courts this year. The organisation also hailed the implementation of the Nanakshahi calendar.

Discussion on book of short stories
Ludhiana, April 13
The Vichar Punjabi Sahitya Manch organised a discussion on a book of short stories ‘Sooli Tange Log’ written by Sahib Singh at Punjabi Bhavan last evening. Dr Surjeet Patar said that Sahib Singh had given an accurate analysis of declining economic, social, and political situation causing miseries for an ordinary human being.



Cultural bonanza marks Baisakhi function
Ludhiana, April 13
Tagore Vidya Mandir celebrated Baisakhi 2003 yesterday. The function was presided over by Principal Harbhajan Singh and dedicated to the memory of Kalpana Chawla.
In her address, the Principal, Ms M.K. Aulakh, welcomed the chief guest and greeted the audience and students on the eve of Baisakhi, the foundation day of the Khalsa and festival of prosperity.

Govt to give info on foreign varsities
Ludhiana, April 13
In an endeavour to provide students with a ready reckoner about the facilities provided by foreign universities for higher education abroad, the Punjab Education Department will compile all information soon, informed the Minister for Higher Education, Mr Harnam Dass Johar.

GGNIMT wins Infovision quiz contest
Ludhiana, April 13
A national-level students competition, Infovision, was held at the Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology in Gujjarkhan Campus, yesterday. The competitions were held in two categories. The first category had students of MCA and B.Tech and the second category had students from BCA and the State Board Diploma.

Instilling moral values into students
“Institutions are turning out highly skilled barbarians because we do not provide a framework of values to young people who more and more are searching for it”. said Steven Muller, President, Johns Hopkins University. ‘Education trains both the Head and Heart’. Keeping the philosophy behind two above quotes, Harsh Vidya Mandir was founded in 1998.  Its main aim is to give best moral values to students so that they do no become barbaric.
Tiny tots at Harsh Vidya Mandir Day Boarding School.
Tiny tots at Harsh Vidya Mandir Day Boarding School

‘Education alone can lead to noble feelings’
he main focus of Harsh Vidya Mandir Day Boarding School is to offer good education at affordable fee, says Ms Meena Sharma, Principal of the school. She has been leading the school step by step since its inception in 1998.


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